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CPL David Buford Cloninger, Sr
Birth: Aug. 20, 1920
Tallahatchie County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 29, 1996
Lauderdale County
Tennessee, USA

Served in World War II, a surivior of the Baatan Death March, a POW and very decorated soldier.

The Commercial Appeal
December 31, 1996

David Buford Cloninger, 76, died of respiratory failure Sunday at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Elon Baptist Church, where he was a member, with burial in Elon Cemetery near here. Halls Funeral Home has charge.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Memphis. He had been a prisoner of war during World War II and was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Cloninger, the husband of Mary Faye Ashmore Cloninger, also leaves two daughters, Rebecca Taylor Smith and Cindy Faye Martin, both of Memphis; a son, David B. Cloninger, Jr. of Dyersburg; a brother, Otis Cloninger of Clarksdale, Miss., and four grandchildren.
Family links: 
  Harry C Cloninger (1891 - 1971)
  Mary Faye Ashmore Cloninger (1927 - 2003)*
  Kenneth Eugene Cloninger (1948 - 1958)*
  Rebecca Taylor Cloninger Smith (1950 - 2010)*
  Odis Henry Cloninger (1915 - 2003)*
  David Buford Cloninger (1920 - 1996)
  George K. Cloninger (1924 - 1995)*
  Henry Cloninger (1927 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Elon Cemetery
Lauderdale County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.9125, -89.4497
Created by: D & J Cloninger
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
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CPL David Buford Cloninger, Sr
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